Washington subway to delay return of many railcars

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Washington subway system said on Thursday that it plans to delay the return of trains like the one that derailed in October by another 90 days.

A reporter walks past a protective social distancing sticker at the Senate Subway rail platform on Capitol Hill in Washington

The D.C.-area subway system, known as the Metro, said it will not resume efforts to return 7000-series trains into passenger service to allow “engineering and mechanical experts time to focus on root cause analysis and acquire technology to measure 7000-series wheelsets.”

A safety commission in October had ordered the subway system to indefinitely remove about 60% of its railcars following inspections after the derailment.

(Reporting by David Shepardson; Editing by Leslie Adler)

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